LIVINGSTON PARISH, La. — A Missississippi man let his 8-year-old son drive on Interstate 12 while he slept, Louisiana State Police reported Saturday. State police said they received a call shortly after 6:30 a.m. Saturday about a green Chevrolet pickup truck driving erratically on the interstate in Livingston Parish. The caller told police that a child appeared to be the driver of the pickup. Troopers stopped the vehicle, and they said a boy was driving the truck while his father, Billy Joe Madden, 28, of Hattiesburg, Miss., slept in the passenger seat. Police said that Madden's 4-year-old daughter was riding in the backseat.
Everyone relax, it's not like he did something irresponsible and let the girl drive, he had shit under control...
It’s called teaching your son responsibility. Everyone laments the fact that fathers don’t spend enough quality time with their sons these days, and then when one does they’re all over him like he’s a villain. What is more quality time than teaching your kid to drive? Sure most learn when they’re 15-16, but we don’t know the cirucmstances behind this kid, maybe he’s got exceptional motor skills? Probably knew how to color between the lines before he even got to kindergarten, just walked in the first day and blew his classmates minds…little kindergarten girls hanging on his every stroke of the crayon. Teaching him to drive at 8 makes perfect sense if that’s the case.
Plus, I learned young and I turned out fine. My grandfather had me out in the driveway toggling between Drive and Reverse when I was like 3 or 4, just out of huggies parking cars like a boss. No one called the cops on us, a kid learning how to drive, nothing to see here.